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As one of the first alternative spaces in New York dedicated to presenting innovative, provocative work at the intersection of art and architecture, Storefront has accumulated an archive documenting its diverse and influential program of over 280 exhibitions and events dating from its founding in 1982. Featuring the work of 1,500+ architects, artists and designers, this material includes a collection of original artwork and over 115 cubic feet of proposals, correspondence, photographs, audio-vis...



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Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Bolles + Wilson (Peter Wilson and Julia Bolles)
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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20, 1990 – SATURDAY MARCH 17, 1990 The exhibition  Western Objects Eastern Fields  presents  architects Peter Wilson and Julia Bolles'  projects in Europe and Japan. The two's work situated in between theory and practice in architecture. Works exhibited included their first-prize entry for the Munster New City Library, which questioned the role of the library in the age of electronic information.
Topics: Theory, Practice, Library, Electronic Information
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by Joe McDonald/Urban A&O Architecture LLC
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TUESDAY MARCH 7, 2006 – SATURDAY APRIL 15, 2006 The Bone Wall  by Joe MacDonald/Urban A&O Architecture LCC explored the “continuity" and "connectedness”, two indicators of topological form for digitally generated patterns. For the installation at Storefront, McDonald used advanced algorithmic/parametric software to extend the concept of pattern to a point where the basic element or cell change incrementally in morphology over the course of its run. All 72 cells that made up...
Topics: Continuity, Connectedness, Topological Form, Digital, Pattern, Morphology, Structure
WEDNESDAY MARCH 31, 1999 – SATURDAY MAY 1, 1999 Co-curated by Linda Pollak and landscape architect Paula Meijerink,  Landscape Architect  presents an overview of Yves Brunier’s collages of landscape architecture proposals. Throughout his brief career, curtailed by his sudden death at age 29  in 1991 , Brunier reinvented the notion of the garden in the city, illustrating his ideas with imaginative  collages .
Topics: Landscape, Collage, Garden, City, Imagination
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Peter Lang, William Menking, Superstudio
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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2003 – SATURDAY JANUARY 31, 2004 Founded in Florence in 1966, the radical Italian group Superstudio articulated the intellectual crisis of modernism by creating subversive and provocative visions of the future before disbanding in 1978. The exhibition at Storefront presented an installation of Superstudio’s “Twelve Ideal Cities”, a satirical vision of humanity’s search for the perfect lifestyle originally staged in 1972 at Galleria Schema in Florence. From...
Topics: Dodici Citta Ideali, Peter Lang, Piero Frassilinelli, Superstudio, Twelve Ideal Cities, William...
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 1992 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 31, 1992 Pressure Buildings and Blackouts  is Mark West's site-specific installation that engages with Storefront’s gallery space, its façade, and the street. Employing a technique in casting concrete with tension membranes, West created a series of sensual, organic concrete forms that extended onto the street via specially-carved openings in the gallery’s façade. These experiments allude to an entirely new, unexplored territory of...
Topics: Installation, Façade, Street, Membrane, Concrete, Organic, Drawings, Collages, Photographs
FRIDAY OCTOBER 19, 1990 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17, 1990 Dan Hoffman's works on view at the Storefront shows a recurrent concern with material processes in architectural constructions, the increasing separation of the architect from the site, and the conditions of buildings. Hoffman’s concern about reestablishing body’s relation to building activities was reflected in six studies of building formwork, each contains and directs liquid materials such as concrete, resin, lead, and wax. The...
Topics: Material Process, Body, Construction, Liquid Material, Formwork, Inversion
TUESDAY OCTOBER 8, 1996 – FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15, 1996 Images are from the winning projects: Craig Abel (Photo 1), Alberto Kalach (Photo 2-3), Ted Sheridan (Photo 4), Suzan Wines (Photo 5-9),  Mas Yendo (Photo 10) In collaboration with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Storefront initiated a competition to redesign the Lt. Petrosino Park, a wedge-shaped open space at the intersection of Lafayette, Centre and Kenmare Streets, and Cleveland Place. Like Storefront itself, Petrosino Park is an...
Topics: Craig Abel, Arch. Inc.: Azin Valy and Suzan Wines, Alberto Kalach, Studio E: Patricia Owen, Sound...
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 1991 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 26, 1991 As questions concerning human's relationship with nature took on a surging urgency in the early 1990s, Storefront embarked on a series of ecology-themed exhibitions. T wo triangular spaces were created within the gallery space t o accommodate Mel Chin’s installation  The State of Heaven . At the west end of the gallery, a large hand-knotted carpet floated above the heads of the viewers. Its condition represents the global meteorological...
Topics: Nature, 1990s, Ecology, Carpet, Meteorology, Ozone Layer, Monitors, Fractal Program
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28, 1989 – SATURDAY DECEMBER 23, 1989 Too Close: Cosmos Mechanicool  presents works by  Los Angeles-based practice COR-TEX Architecture led by Neil Denari.  The selected projects include a theoretical world library, a design proposal for the Los Angeles Gateway Competition, and one for the Tokyo International Forum Competition. On view  are  Denari's drawings , models, photographs, and texts.
Topics: Library, Competition, Drawings, Models, Photographs, Texts
TUESDAY OCTOBER 8, 1996 – FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15, 1996 In collaboration with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Storefront initiated a competition to redesign the Lt. Petrosino Park, a wedge-shaped open space at the intersection of Lafayette, Centre and Kenmare Streets, and Cleveland Place. Like Storefront itself, Petrosino Park is an offcut of urban space, measuring approximately 160 feet in length and 40 feet at its base. The redesign intends to turn this under-used traffic island into an...
Topics: Craig Abel, Arch. Inc.: Azin Valy and Suzan Wines, Alberto Kalach, Studio E: Patricia Owen, Sound...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by BA BA ARC, Dan Coma, Neil Denari, Steven Holl, Bill Lane, Kyong Park, SITE, Lebbeus Woods
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THURSDAY JUNE 6, 1985 – SUNDAY JUNE 23, 1985 Independent Visions  featured the work of BA BA ARC, Dan Coma, Neil Denari, Steven Holl, Bill Lane, Kyong Park, SITE, and Lebbeus Woods. It belongs to the  Portfolios in Architecture  exhibition.
Topics: Features, Documents, Drawings
Printed Book (unbound), 18 p. : ill. ; 22cm
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Jerrilynn D. Dodds and Ed Grazda with Khader Humied, Khidir Abdalla, Leila Bahbahani, Numreen Qureshi, Justin Weiner
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Photographs by  Jerrilynn D. Dodds and Ed Grazda with Khader Humied, Khidir Abdalla, Leila Bahbahani, Numreen Qureshi, Justin Weiner SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23, 1996 – WEDNESDAY JANUARY 29, 1997 The Mosques of New York  is a collaborative project aims at documenting each of the Muslim communities' mosques. Its goal was to highlight the ways in which these buildings reflect and create identities for Muslims under a dense urban fabric. The project reflects a desire to disrupt the image of Islam as...
Topics: Mosque, Muslim, Community, Identity, Testimony, Spatial Analysis, Photo, Documentation
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Beatriz Colomina, Dennis Dollens, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Cindi Patton, Henry Urbach, Mark Wigley
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Published by New York, N.Y.: Storefront for Art and Architecture, 1994. Printed Book, p. 235 : ill. ; 28 cm
Printed Book, 104 p : illustrations ; 24 cm
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Publications
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Journal, Magazine: Periodical, v. : ill. ; 38 cm
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by Steve Barry
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FRIDAY OCTOBER 14, 1988 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12, 1988 Poseidon  is an installation designed as a direct response to Storefront’s architectural space. The artist took inspiration from the long triangular shape of the gallery as a scaled image over distance. The installation included a series of works referred to by Steve Barry as “mechanical performances”. The arrival of a visitor would trigger sequential movements, cinematic images, and audio effects from the installation.
Topics: Installation, Space, Triangular, Scale, Kinetic
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 10, 1998 – SATURDAY MARCH 7, 1998 Images of the Future  examines the reconfiguration of social boundaries within the globalization of labor, commerce, and culture in 22 international cities. For the show, u rbanism and architecture become a means of investigating the cyclical process of destruction and redevelopment of urban landscapes. The installation at Storefront was a condensed version of one at the Kwangju International Art Biennale, South Korea. 
Topics: Urbanism, Destruction, Redevelopment, Urban Landscape, Kwangju International Art Biennale, South...
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WEDNESDAY APRIL 3, 1996 – MONDAY APRIL 8, 1996 One hundred and fifteen discarded objects were collected from the streets of downtown Manhattan, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and Long Island City, Queens over one day.   These objects form a  self-supporting structure in compression, spanning the interior of the Storefront. They are supported only by industrial saran wrap, working in tension as an exterior skin.  
Topics: Found Objects, Manhattan, Williamsburg, Long Island City, Compression, Structure, Tension, Skin,...
SATURDAY MAY 8, 1993 – TUESDAY JUNE 8, 1993 This exhibition presents models, drawings, and other materials from four architectural projects: Suspension at La Guardia Airport, Altered Residence for a Neurobiologist, Imperfect Utopia: A Park for the New World, and Un-Occupied Territory: An Economic Ecology. The spatial arrangement within the gallery  was intended to raise questions around issues of contingency, interval, and discontinuity.
Topics: Models, Drawings, Projects, Contingency, Interval, Discontinuity
SATURDAY MAY 8, 1993 – TUESDAY JUNE 8, 1993 This exhibition presents models, drawings, and other materials from four architectural projects: Suspension at La Guardia Airport, Altered Residence for a Neurobiologist, Imperfect Utopia: A Park for the New World, and Un-Occupied Territory: An Economic Ecology. The spatial arrangement within the gallery  was intended to raise questions around issues of contingency, interval, and discontinuity.
Topics: Models, Drawings, Projects, Contingency, Interval, Discontinuity
Printed Book, 14 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Printed Book, 24 p. : chiefly ill. ; 22 cm
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Publications
by Russell Epprecht
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Printed book, [15] loose leaves : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm.
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Printed Book, 24 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
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by Russell Epprecht
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THURSDAY APRIL 2, 1987 – SUNDAY APRIL 26, 1987 Mexican Visions  presents the work of painter and writer Russell Epprecht. The exhibition features Epprecht's paintings inspired by a sojourn in Huautla, near the Sierra Mazateca mountains of Mexico. The paintings, which were completed in New York, combine figural abstraction with emotional intensity. These works formed what Epprecht refers to as ‘an incomplete post-modern Tarot deck’.  Titles of the works include “Fire God,”...
Topics: Painting, Huautla, Sierra Mazateca, Mexico, Abstraction, Emotion
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by Kazuko
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Printed Book, 12 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
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Printed Book (unbound), 16 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
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REPORTS, a periodical review for the study of architecture and urbanism, published by Storefront for Art and Architecture. Titled "Ground Zero: The Mortal City", this planned 5th issue (unpublished) for the publication series called for social critics, architects, and urban planners to respond. The heightened perception of urban violence increasingly dominates public discourse, but as events in Sarajevo and Los Angeles seem to demonstrate, these crises continue without immanent...
THURSDAY APRIL 25, 1991 – SATURDAY MAY 25, 1991 the  Empty Pedestals Project  is an experimental forum aimed at examining the role of late-twentieth-century public art in the urban environment. The project focuses on ‘predesignated public art sites’ - spaces that were designated by the government as spaces for art. Four of these sites in New York City served as the sites for the new proposals.   Empty Pedestals Project  Ron Baron, Karen Bermann and Jeanine Centuori, Karl Chu, Curtis...
Topics: Forum, Late-Twentieth-Century, Public Art, Urban Environment, Proposal, Ron Baron, Karen Bermann...
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13, 1996 – MONDAY APRIL 8, 1996 Martine Bedin, Constantin Boym, Joel Fisher, Tom Joyce, Beth Katleman, Raimund Kummer, Laurene Leon, Ted Muehling, Martin Puryear, Pino Signoretto, Richard Tuttle  Curators: Victoria Milne and Kiki Smith  Exhibition designers: Operatives, Inc. (Paul Lewis, Peter Pelsinski, Marc Tsurumaki) The Pull of Beauty , curated by Victoria Milne and Kiki Smith, examines the role of decoration and ornament in modern design. It posits the existence of...
Topics: Martine Bedin, Constantin Boym, Joel Fisher, Tom Joyce, Beth Katleman, Raimund Kummer, Laurene...
SATURDAY MARCH 12, 1994 – SATURDAY APRIL 16, 1994 Laura Kurgan’s  You Are Here: Information Drift  is a computer-based multimedia installation that sought to question the relationship between the digital and the built environment by playing with orientation and disorientation. Using technologies primarily for military applications, such as satellite-based real-time mapping, early implementations of the Global Positioning System (GPS), and Head-Up Displays (HUD), the installation aims to...
Topics: Information, Multimedia, Installation, Digital, Built Environment, Satellite, GPS, HUD, Maps,...
THURSDAY MAY 7, 1987 – SUNDAY MAY 31, 1987 The  Berlin-New York  exhibition is a collaboration between five pairs of Berlin and New York-based artists. For the show, each pair of artists created new works collaboratively. The exhibition was among many that celebrated Berlin's 750th anniversary.
Topics: Berlin, New York, Anniversary, Bärbel Rothhaar, Werner Zein, Peter Mönnig, Norbert Stück,...
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 1989 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 14, 1989 Earth, Air and Water Studies  presented Sandy Gellis' large-scale drawings, photo studies, and models of public and private projects. The works in the exhibition see the city, the suburb, and the countryside as a wholistic system in constant evolution.
Topics: Earth, Air, Water, Drawings, Photos, Models, City, Suburb, Countryside, System, Evolution
SATURDAY APRIL 3, 1993 – SATURDAY MAY 1, 1993 In  Body Object Landscape , Michele Saee examined architecture as a spatial extension of all of the senses of the body beyond visual ones. His architectural work emphasizes the role of the human hand in the creative process, in attempting to counteract the proliferation of machine-created forms.
Topics: Body, Senses, Hand, Creative, Machine
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
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TUESDAY MARCH 26, 1991 – SATURDAY APRIL 20, 1991 In response to Operation Desert Storm, the US-led war that broke out in the Persian Gulf, Pearson Post Industries (a group specialized in ‘defense entertainment technologies’) inaugurated  Operation Desert Cloud  at Storefront. The group called for a ‘special deployment of an unmanned, automated gallery and a multimedia low-definition broadcast-quality music video.’ The main components of  Operation Desert Cloud  are the...
Topics: Operation Desert Storm, Persian Gulf, War, Technology, Video
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1, 1991 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1991 In his exhibition at Storefront, Belgian architect, artist, and urban theorist Luc Deleu presents a range of projects illustrating his principle of urban development. For Deleu, an understanding of the fundamental principles such scale and perspective is necessary. Through it, the eschewal of axial and symmetrical configurations - the standard means in defining monumentality in architecture since antiquity - was possible. Deleu’s work...
Topics: Belgian, Urban Development, Scale, Perspective, Monumentality, Body Volume, Dynamic
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by Public Art Fund, 14th Street-Union Square Local Development Corporation
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THURSDAY APRIL 26, 1990 – THURSDAY MAY 24, 1990 In 1986, the Art Commission of the city of New York forged a partnership between the Public Art Fund and the 14th Street-Union Square Local Development Corporation in an attempt to solicit new design proposals for the city’s newsstands. In an effort to provide the City with innovative design alternatives, the Public Art Fund’s Project Committee decided to sponsor a design competition involving artists and architects. The goal of the...
Topics: Public Art Fund, Design Proposal, Newsstands, Competition, Boxes, Waste, Garbage, Public Space
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Michael Webb
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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22, 1989 – SUNDAY MARCH 19, 1989 Speed ’89  showcased selected drawings, models, and texts from Michael Webb’s selected projects, including “Just a House” (1989), “Rotating Garage House” (1988), “Temple Island” (1977– 78), “Drive-in House” (1970s), “Up and Over House” (1966), “House of Doors” (1964), and “Sin Palace” (1962–89).
Topics: Drawings, Models, Texts
Printed Book (unbound), 52 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
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by Ted Krueger, Ken Kaplan
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WEDNESDAY MARCH 29, 1989 – SUNDAY APRIL 23, 1989 Towards the end of the 1980s, developments in technology made possible the birth of a new type of city possible  for the first time. This city is one  that is geographically isolated yet linked together with the rest of humanity via telecommunication.  The Renegade City  displays mechanical sculptures by architects Ted Krueger and Ken Kaplan, alluding to this new urban typology. The project envisioned a city populated by a self-selected...
Topics: Technology, Sculpture, Mechanical, Urban Typology, Aquatic, Kinetic, Analog Device
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by Enric Miralles, Carme Pinós
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TUESDAY JANUARY 16, 1990 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10, 1990 Three Projects 1985–90  presented works of  Barcelona-based architects Enric Miralles and Carme Pinós, two  designers well known in Europe at the time but were relatively unfamiliar to the American audience.  The show includes  a series of drawings, models, and photographs of the two's recent works.
Topics: Barcelona, Drawings, Models, Photographs
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by Julia Mandle
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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 1999 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 2, 1999 Six Square  is a site-specific dance performance conceived by Brooklyn-based experimental arts company J Mandle Performance. It turned Storefront inside-out. Dancers manipulated the positions of the rotating façade panels as they navigated between the threshold of the gallery. This spatial investigation was also prevalent in the multi-layered costumes worn by the dancers. Similar to the panels, the dancers' costumes were also...
Topics: Performance, Inside/ Outside, Panels, Façade, Threshold, Costume, Interior/ Exterior
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by Bente Stokke
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WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18, 1989 – SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12, 1989 The Norwegian artist Bente Stokke’s choice of material is ash from a combustion plant. He wrote: “my motive for working / lies in the uncovering / of a space / which reveals itself / in shifts and layers of reality.” Stokke’s installations emerged from a found space and the idea that history is concealed in it. At Storefront, Stokke’s approach resulted in The Ship, a dramatic reappraisal of the gallery’s iconic wedge form....
Topics: Plant, Installation, Found Space, Ash, Ship, Wood, Craft, Shipbuilding, Scandinavian
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurnamaki, and David Lewis (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis)
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THURSDAY JUNE 12, 1997 – SATURDAY AUGUST 2, 1997 In this exhibition, Storefront presents ten speculative architectural projects by Op’s, a cross-disciplinary collaboration between Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurnamaki, and David Lewis. Works in the exhibition range from realized designs, such as the “Pull of Beauty” installation, to conceptual urban projects. Seemingly banal and overlooked architectures such as movie theaters, health clubs, and video stores formed the centerpieces of their...
Topics: Design, Pull of Beauty, Urban, Banal, Convention, Irrational, Rational
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6, 1993 – FRIDAY MARCH 19, 1993 John Bennett, George Bennett, Chien-Ming Chao, Adonis Cleanthous, Irena Ivanovich, Ray-Han Jin, Andrea Ljahnicky, Chung-Ting Lo, Senhiko Nakata, Jordan Parnass, Astrid Perlbinder, Eric Worcester Distraction/Surveillance  is an installation created by final-year students from the Graduate School of Architecture at Colombia University under the supervision of Hani Rashid. The exhibition was to question the role of architecture and image-making...
Topics: Installation, Student, Columbia University, Image-Making, Information, John Bennett, George...
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2003 – SUNDAY OCTOBER 26, 2003 Urban Renewal: The City without a Ghetto was part of a constellation of projects that investigated how inhabited areas came to be labeled as officially unwanted, unneeded, or unimportant, and the various means used in attempts to remove, renew, revitalize, or redevelop these areas through planning. Using Urban Renewal as a point of departure, this exhibition examined selected episodes and themes in New York and Chicago, the primary case...
Topics: New York, Chicago, Ghetto, James Baldwin, Robert Moses, Post WW II, Urban Renewal, Housing Act,...
Printed Booklet, 14p, 28cm
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20, 1986 – SATURDAY DECEMBER 27, 1986 November to December 1986:   To celebrate its fifth year of programming and its relocation to 97 Kenmare Street, Storefront for Art and Architecture presents a comprehensive review of its past projects, exhibitions, performances, and other programs hosted at its former space at 51 Prince Street. The exhibition features  Homeless at. Home, Adam’s House in Paradise, After Tilted Arc,  and  Centers  by Lebbeus Woods, among many...
Topics: Fifth Year, Programming, Relocation, 97 Kenmare, 51 Prince, Group Exhibition, Lebbeus Woods
SATURDAY MARCH 21, 1992 – SATURDAY APRIL 25, 1992 Memory of the Future  presents two major projects by Austrian architect Gunther Domenig: the Steinhaus in Steindorf and the Funder Factory. The presented materials are drawings, photographs, models, and video documentation of the construction sites. 
Topics: Austrian, Drawings, Photographs, Models, Videos, Construction Site
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18, 2006 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2006 Ault and Beck’s exhibition  Information  investigated the production of poverty within the U.S. Based on governmental data referring to measures of poverty over the last forty years as well as the increasing income gap,  Information  focused on systemic parameters for what constituted poverty as a socio-economic condition, with particular emphasis on the “poverty line.” In this context, the poverty line is understood as a...
Topics: Poverty, Governmental Data, Income Gap, Poverty Line, Economic
SATURDAY DECEMBER 5, 1992 – FRIDAY JANUARY 15, 1993 The Art of Copy  is an exhibition of works of Los Angeles-based architect Dagmar Richter. It explores alternative readings of cultural and urban patterns. Via understandings of extreme conditions of cities - the fragmentation of Los Angeles, the Stasi of Berlin, and the destruction of Beirut - Richter's work introduced horizontal interconnections, imploding boundaries, and attempts to stitch environmental wounds. Richter’s intent was to...
Topics: City, Los Angeles, Stasi, Berlin, Beirut, Environmental, Urban, Feminist
SATURDAY MAY 19, 1984 – SUNDAY JUNE 10, 1984 Architecture and Consciousness  is Dan Coma's second solo architecture exhibition at Storefront. J uxtaposited of oriental and occidental elements, the exhibition  was largely influenced by the culture of Dan's native Transylvania (Romania). The exhibition was constituted primarily of drawings of unrealized projects, with critical essays that address architecture as a form of spiritual flight and a means of redemption.
Topics: Oriental, Occidental, Transylvania, Romania, Drawings, Essays, Unrealised Projects, Spiritual,...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Anthony Dunne, Ron Arad, Sebastian Bergne, Nigel Coates, Nick Crosbie, Tom Dixon, Wayne Hemingway, Morag Myerscough, Fiona Raby
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SATURDAY MAY 15, 1999 – SATURDAY JUNE 26, 1999 The exhibition  Zuppa Inglese -  or “English soup,” a popular Italian dessert - explores the ideas, approaches, and inspirations of eight British designers whose disciplines range from architecture, fashion, and graphics to furniture and product design. Featured designers include Dunne & Raby, Tom Dixon, Sebastian Bergne, Nick Crosbie, Nigel Coates, Wayne Hemingway, Morag Myerscough, and Ron Arad. The exhibition provides insight for...
Topics: British, Designers, Fashion, Graphic Design, Furniture Design, Product Design, Inspiration, 1990s,...
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by Raúl Cárdenas Osuna, Torolab
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TUESDAY JANUARY 11, 2005 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2005 For their first solo exhibition in New York City, Torolab explores the concept of “emergency architecture.” This work is not a response to a singular catastrophic event but rather a means to address the widespread struggle for basic necessities that characterise daily life in cities such as Tijuana.  Tijuana is the fastest growing city in Mexico, at the heart of a trans-border metropolitan region that stretches from Los Angeles in the...
Topics: Emergency Architecture, Tijuana, Mexico, Migration, Carmen Duran Ponce, Lagunitas, Building...
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Journal, Magazine: Periodical, v. : ill. ; 38 cm
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Journal, Magazine: Periodical, v. : ill. ; 38 cm
FRIDAY MAY 9, 2003 – SUNDAY AUGUST 3, 2003 Launched to coincide with the gallery’s 20th anniversary, The Archive Project was the first time an entire set of Storefront’s newsprints was publicly exhibited. The installation was based around a set of suspended sleeves containing newsletters, as well as a shelf of corresponding binders for each of Storefront’s 120 exhibitions. A timeline illustrating the gallery’s history was applied to the façade. Together, these materials constituted a...
Topics: Storefront, The Archive Project
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by Cathleen Crabb; copy editor, Jane Dodds
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by Yukinori Yanagi
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TUESDAY DECEMBER 18, 1990 – SATURDAY JANUARY 19, 1991 Sculptor Yukinori Yanagi’s installation at Storefront takes advantage of the gallery’s triangular shape by hanging mirrors on the converging two walls to create the illusion of a circular space. The reflection was layered with colored light reflected from red panels installed on half of the floor and ceiling to symbolize the rising sun.
Topics: Triangular, Circular Space, Reflection, Colored Light, Red, Sun
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by Gordon Gilbert, Taeg Nishimoto, Kyong Park
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THURSDAY MARCH 5, 1987 – SUNDAY MARCH 29, 1987 Existence  is an exhibition of drawings and models by three New York architects: Gordon Gilbert, Taeg Nishimoto, and Kyong Park. The architects explored the phenomenological potential of architecture with different approaches. The common impetus of the three was the abstract concept of existence, with further discussions on the dynamic relationships between the seen and the unseen and between participation and experience. By looking at...
Topics: Drawings, Models, Phenomenology, Existence, Philosophy
SATURDAY MARCH 12, 1994 – SATURDAY APRIL 16, 1994 Laura Kurgan’s  You Are Here: Information Drift  is a computer-based multimedia installation that sought to question the relationship between the digital and the built environment by playing with orientation and disorientation. Using technologies primarily for military applications, such as satellite-based real-time mapping, early implementations of the Global Positioning System (GPS), and Head-Up Displays (HUD), the installation aims to...
Topics: Information, Multimedia, Installation, Digital, Built Environment, Satellite, GPS, HUD, Maps,...
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by Frank Shifreen, Scott Siken
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MONDAY OCTOBER 18, 1982 – FRIDAY OCTOBER 29, 1982 Organized by the Gowanus Memorial Artyard,  Gowanus Canal Redefined  presented proposals from an architectural competition, which called for critical reinterpretations of the Gowanus Canal area in Brooklyn, New York. Once being a vital industrial complex, the area had suffered from neglect and dilapidation till the early 1980s. In addition to many underused factory buildings, the neighborhood features a seawater canal and open park spaces....
Topics: Gowanus Canal, Industral Complex, Competition, Superfund, Todd Ayoung, Dennis Joyce, Stephen Korns,...
TUESDAY OCTOBER 13, 1998 – MONDAY JANUARY 11, 1999 In conjunction with the exhibition  Premises: Invested Spaces in Visual Arts, Architecture and Design from France, 1958–98  at the Guggenheim Museum, Storefront presented a site-specific installation by artist Claude Lèvêque. The exhibition proposed a speculative and thematic approach to the past forty years of artistic and architectural practices concerning notions of site, territory, and the built environment.
Topics: Guggenheim, France, Site, Territory, Built Environment
SATURDAY DECEMBER 12, 1998 With works by Benjamin Aranda, Beril Guvendik, Lukas Huggenberger, Ryan Hullinger, Yanni Kaklamanis, Kak Lai, Stephen Luk, Ben Pollard, Qiang Su, Philippe Waelle, and Daniel Yang.
Topics: Benjamin Aranda, Beril Guvendik, Lukas Huggenberger, Ryan Hullinger, Yanni Kaklamanis, Kak Lai,...
THURSDAY JANUARY 13, 2000 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2000  Tony Feher makes sculptures from everyday consumer detritus such as polyethylene shopping bags and plastic soft drink bottles, Feher employed one of his favorite materials – molded Styrofoam used for packing electronics – to create a site-specific installation at Storefront. Arranged in a grid on the floor, sometimes singly, sometimes stacked, these white forms, designed to fill negative space, became positives resembling...
Topics: Sculpture, Styrofoam
WEDNESDAY MAY 3, 1989 – SATURDAY MAY 27, 1989 Influenced by the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner and by the folk art of his native Hungary, Imre Makovecz produced organic architectures that pose a challenge to modernism. Makovecz's architectures speak of a universal and divine phenomenon. The exhibition presents a selection of projects: churches, residential projects, the Sarospatak Cultural Center, and community centers, as well as projects created with architecture students during...
Topics: Organic, Universal, Divinity, Church, Residential, Cultural Center, Community Center, Visegràd...
TUESDAY DECEMBER 12, 1995 – SATURDAY JANUARY 27, 1996 Jean Nouvel’s Architecture Shop  attempts to recreate  the creative energy of  Jean Nouvel’s Parisian atelier   into a gallery setting . Racks of postcards, plastic tubes of posters, packets of slides, and books on Jean Nouvel’s buildings occupied Storefront’s gallery space during the exhibition. Beyond highlighting Nouvel’s architectural work, the show frequently referenced Storefront's surroundings - SoHo’s shopping...
Topics: Shop, Consumption, Paris, Atelier, Postcards, Posters, Slides, Books, SoHo
TUESDAY MARCH 8, 2005 – SATURDAY APRIL 30, 2005 For the first time,   Air Architecture  presented Yves Klein’s architectural projects and theories,  with particular attention to his idea of "the void" as an immaterial architecture. Relying upon the four elements — air, water, fire, and earth — Klein envisioned a world in which man lives in harmony with the four natural elements through  Air Architecture . Famous for his blue-themed monochromes and performances, Klein had a...
Topics: The Void, Immaterial, Four Elements
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Howard Rosenthal
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SUNDAY APRIL 1, 1984 – FRIDAY APRIL 27, 1984 In the exhibition  Mirror Works , Howard Rosenthal examined mirrors and reflections as a means to explore human perception of the self and the surrounding environment.  Mirror Works  included a helmet to which attached four mirrors, allowing the wearer to observe his or her and the surroundings simultaneously. The work also includes a rocking chair, with its legs extending into a tilted reflection panel.
Topics: Mirror, Reflection, Environment, Rocking Chair
TUESDAY OCTOBER 24, 1989 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18, 1989 Spiral, Serpent and Sunflower  is a retrospective exhibition for works of Israeli architect Zvi Hecker. Works in the exhibition include “Spiral,” an apartment house in Ramat-Gan, Israel; “Serpent,” The Museum of Art in Palm Springs, California; and “Sunflower,” Ramat-Hasharon City Center, Israel. Frequently incorporating spirals, polyhedric forms, and logarithmic ordering, Hecker's works experiment with organic qualities in...
Topics: Retrospective, Spiral, Serpent, Sunflower, Israel, Polyhedric, Logarithmic, Organic
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Seymour Rutkin, Rolland Ristine
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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 1985 – SUNDAY OCTOBER 6, 1985 Return to Future  presents independent New York architects Seymour Rutkin and Rolland Ristine's collection of proposals on houses, parks, stadiums, theaters, office buildings, and landscapes. Rutkin’s work originated from a synthesis of organic form with concrete and steel building methods, expressing the physics of compression, tension, and gravity. The exhibition includes drawings, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, and explanatory pamphlets....
Topics: Proposal, Organic Form, Concrete and Steel, Drawings, Scrapbooks, Sketchbooks, Pamphlets, Back to...
THURSDAY OCTOBER 7, 1999 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13, 1999 (A)way Station  was a traveling exhibition that investigates the physical and psychological dimensions of migration in relation to the domestic space and the city. Compressing migrants and immigrants' experiences into one architectural exhibition, the artists expressed migratory inhabitation at the scale of architectural representation. The installation is comprised of freestanding plywood structures that housed domestic possessions,...
Topics: Migration, Architecture Representation, Plywood, Domesticity, Clothing, Furniture, Resin, Refugee,...